David Ayres is a Canadian operations manager at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario. Ayres is best known for playing in a National Hockey League (NHL) game on February 22, 2020, for the Carolina Hurricanes as an emergency backup goaltender, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6–3, and becoming the first emergency goaltender to record a win in NHL history.
Emergency goaltender David Ayres is adjusting to newfound fame after earning an unlikely road win for the Hurricanes after the team's top two goalies were lost to injuries. (Feb. 25)
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